Welcome to this week’s round up of posts that you might have missed. I want to thank all of you who have contributed amazing posts from your archives. I am now scheduling for the end of November and the beginning of December so I will be asking for festive posts to bring some sparkle to the blog to the end of the year.
This is not for new posts but for those you have written about Christmas and New Year or if not Christmas your own end of year festivities. I use the word Christmas as this is something I have celebrated for my entire life, but I know that some of you might observe the holiday in different ways.
I would love to see stories about family reunions, recipes, mishaps with cooking or the family Christmas dinner, humour, fictional short stories. Check out your December posts for every year you have blogged and send over up to two links. I will top and tail with an introduction and also promote you, your blog and any books at the end.
Email as soon as you can to firstname.lastname@example.org… Look forward to hearing from you.
On with this week’s contributors and posts..
William Price King shares the life and music of the legendary Dionne Warwick up to the present day.
Writer in Residence – Paul Adruss with a look at our toiletry origins…..
Smorgasbord Health – Cook from Scratch with Sally and Carol Taylor – Pumpkin Seeds
My thanks as always to Carol Taylor for her efforts in the kitchen to produce these amazing recipes.
The Ultimate Bucket List
This week delighted to welcome children’s author Darlene Foster as the guest for the interview. You may be able to help her out with her wishes.
A short story for Halloween – Halloween Sunset, Let the party begin.
Robbie Cheadle challenged me to post in the Quote a Day Challenge…
At this time of year I like to share the posts that tell the story of some of the brave young poets who used their poetry to reveal the real truth of war. The War Poets.
Posts from your Archives
Carol Taylor uses the analogy of a box of crayons to encourage us all to get along.
Allie Potts joins us with the first of her four posts.. Are you being held back?
In his next post in John Rieber’s selection he explores the culinary phenomenon that is Chef Ferran Adria of El Bulli in Spain.
Rosie Amber introduces a feature on her review site that twins up books that have a similar plot for double the reading pleasure.
Micki Peluso shares a Halloween themed poem.
Karen Ingalls shares a heartwarming story about the power of a smile and kindness to someone in need.
Yecheilyah Ysrayl shares an important development in the educational system for young Black Americans in Washington D.C.
Jane Risdon takes us on a tour of the wonderful Sissinghurst Castle Gardens.
A tribute to grandparents – a poem by Robbie Cheadle
Another post from the archives from Urban Liaisons. This week bird watching and an introduction to the red-necked phalarope and some Norse mythology.
A tribute to Tomorrow’s World and to some of the future predictions that did or did not make it from Pete Johnson.
Bob shares a story that demonstrates how sometimes people and events all fall into place, but also that when you make a difference to one person… you could be saving another.
In the second of David V. Pearson’s posts from his archives, he explores the misconception that Buddhism is one of the only ‘religions’ that has never started a war or engaged in violence…
Lillian Csernica continues her tour of Kyoto in Japan with some stunning photographs.
Tina gives us a good talking to about allowing negativity from others and our own words to hold us back.
Cecilia Kennedy takes us on a hike up to Bridal Veil Falls in Washington D.C and also shares and essential guide to safety in the mountains and trails.
Earlier in the week Debby Gies (D.G. Kaye) wrote a thought provoking post on the subject of Writing as a Therapy.
Smorgasbord Book Promotions.
Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the shelves
Air your reviews
Thank you very much for your support this week and every week. I hope that you have enjoyed the posts and look forward to seeing you again next week.